Opportunities for Manufacturers

Thanks to funding through the Inflation Reduction Act and the Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains at the Department of Energy, small and medium-sized manufacturers and firms can receive free, no-cost assessments to identify opportunities to save energy, prevent waste, and improve productivity. The entire process is confidential and non-regulatory. There are no obligations to implement any recommendations made or participate in future studies. Facilities in the agriculture, mining, wastewater, and manufacturing industries may be eligible to receive an assessment.

Increase your facility’s profitability, productivity, and energy efficiency by scheduling an assessment with us! Join the cutting edge of manufacturing and energy efficiency research with the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at the University of Washington. When a facility receives an assessment, they become eligible for up to $300,000 in grants. These funds go directly to implementing recommendations provided by the IAC.

The Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy with centers located at universities and community colleges all over the US. IACs were developed over 40 years ago and help firms identify more than $130,000 in potential annual savings opportunities. To date, over 20,000 assessments and 155,000 recommendations have been conducted across the nation. Firms can search the database to find both by industry type and more here.

The UW IAC was founded in 2003 and is composed of a very dedicated group of students that are driven to excel and make meaningful contributions to the field of industrial research. They are trained and receive hands-on assessment training at industrial facilities to gain experience in performing evaluations in industrial and energy systems. Our students have since conducted almost 400 recommendations, with over $10 million in cost savings.

Find out if you’re eligible for an assessment at no-cost to you and learn more about the entire process here. If you have any questions, you can reach out by emailing uwiac@uw.edu or find more information on our contact page.

Apply to receive a no-cost assessment now by contacting us!